Originally Posted by ilyTango
No, that's the thing! She's still eager, but she's very easy to handle in lessons. My instructor says it's because she's been trailered over to the farm all winter and is used to getting there and settling down and working, and since I didn't ride in the winter here, working at home is a new and foreign concept. I'd like to just have lessons here, but I think it's a bit too out of the way for my instructor to drive here every week.
If she is much calmer during lessons I would say that your instructor is correct. Just keep taking her out as much as possible. You should start to see some difference in her (hopefully sooner rather than later). Eventually she should be eager but easy on the trail too. She'll probably never be a "deadhead trailhorse", but you'll probably be able to relax quite a bit more if you get her more used to it.